CMMG Adds FDE Color Option

CMMG Rifle

CMMG is now offering flat dark earth (FDE) as a color option on two of its AR-style rifle lines: the Mk4 RCE and the Mk3 CBR. The Mk4 is a 5.56 platform (with the 300 BLK as an option.) The Mk3 is built around the .308 Win/7.61×51.

CMMG Rifle

The Mk4 with the FDE color comes in at $1,499.95. CMMG lists the suggested retail price of the FDE Mk3 as $2,149.95.

From CMMG:

CMMG Adds Flat Dark Earth Finish on Two of Its Top Selling Rifles

Fayette, MO-CMMG has announced the addition of Flat Dark Earth finish to two popular rifle lines, the Mk4 RCE (chambered  in either 5.56x45mm or .300 AAC Blackout) and the Mk3 CBR (chambered in 7.62x51mm).

“Flat Dark Earth finish gives our rifles a new look and allows customers to further customize the rifle to their liking. For us, it’s a great opportunity to provide something different and further enhance our rifle line-up,” said Jeff Overstreet, co-owner of CMMG Inc.

The Mk4 RCE in Flat Dark Earth is chambered in either 5.56mm or .300 AAC Blackout and sports a 16.1-inch medium taper barrel with Salt Bath Nitrided finish.  It includes CMMG’s RKM14 KeyMod™ hand guard and SV Muzzle Brake. It comes standard with Geissele SSA 2-Stage Trigger, Magpul MOE Pistol Grip, a Magpul CTR Stock and a Magpul 30-round PMAG. The Mk4 RCE weighs in at 6.7 pounds (unloaded).  The suggested retail price of the Mk4 RCE in Flat Dark Earth finish is $1,499.95.

The Mk3 CBR in Flat Dark Earth is chambered in .308 WIN and features a 16.1-inch medium tapered barrel with Salt Bath Nitrided finish.  It includes CMMG’s RKM15 KeyMod™ hand guard and SV Muzzle Brake. It comes standard with Geissele SSA 2-Stage Trigger, Magpul MOE Pistol Grip, a Magpul ACS-L Stock and a Magpul 20-round PMAG. The Mk3 CBR weighs in at 8.7 pounds unloaded and the suggested retail price is $2,149.95.

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  • TheSmellofNapalm

    Sorry but I don’t see what any of these companies offer over a KAC. Call me a fanboy but a MOD 2 will weigh less, run longer and run better suppressed than this gun or any other AR I can find. Haven’t seen anyone else go 20,000 rounds without any cleaning and have zero malfunctions.

    • Vitsaus

      Cheaper price? For a shockingly high number of people, that’s the main factor in their purchasing decisions. You may notice the number of people that call others classist or elitist on this forum simply for pointing out that one gets what they pay for.

      • We’re on a forum right now?

        • Vitsaus

          A forum is any place where matters of public interest can be openly discussed, at least so says the dictionary. Would you like to argue the semantics of whether this is a place, or whether matters of public interest are discussed openly? Not all trolling attempts end up successful, but hey nice try.

          • Dan

            Is this a place? Are you real? How do I know? This place doesn’t even physically exist! this is all a lie! All of it a damn dirty lie!

          • barba rossa

            your existence,here is a lie.made up by the democratic party.

          • Herr Wolf

            A Funny Thing Happened On This Forum

    • anon

      What does any other boutique AR company offer over any other boutique AR company?

      • Nicks87

        I wouldn’t consider CMMG a boutique AR company. For what they offer the prices really aren’t that outrageous.

  • Herr Wolf

    Will the FDE Mk3 be more accurate than my black Mk3?

  • Gwolf

    I’m sick of FDE. There are an awful lot of us that live in Eastern, Southern and Western woodlands and would it kill some manufacturers to start offering OD?

    Now that the operator fad is over and most mildly obese suburban dwellers have given up on their fantasies of being contractors in the ‘Stan, offering some OD would be nice.

    Maybe FDE will go the way of Zombie Green. Every time I see a new product and they are like “Now in FDE!!!!!” I’m like bleh.

    I realize all you guys in Arizona, Utah and what not love it, but please gimme some OD too. Lol.